- Deal directly with the DJ. ‘Multi op’ DJ businesses are exactly like entertainment agencies and they are expensive for what you can receive; YOU PAY EXTRA! They simply add their cost of running a business/expensive offices etc and ‘mark up’ to the cost a DJ will charge YOU! Take the time to contact a DJ direct!
- When booking an MC it makes sense to find a well respected experienced DJ that can do BOTH jobs professionally. It’ll cost YOU TWICE as much if you get fooled into believing you need 2 people. The right DJ can do both well.
Ask good questions like;
- How many weddings have you been the DJ and/or MC that you were paid to be the DJ/MC? And let’s be clear, an MC at a wedding is NOT the same as a celebrant or convenor of any type of business event/role…weddings are different!
- Are you a celebrant wanting to ‘cash in’ on being an MC? Theres a bit of this going on at the moment so don’t get caught. Celebrants for the most part are great at being a celebrant but until recently have never attended a reception. Make sure they are NOT practising being an MC at your wedding.
As always I’m happy to answer any questions or share my experience with you about this topic and anything else wedding related.
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